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Date of Award

1973

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Romance Languages

Supervisor

P. M. Conlon

Language

English

Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation is to examine Voltaire's portrayal of Peter the Great in his three histories, Histoire de Charles XII, Anecdotes sur le czar Pierre le Grand and Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, In an attempt to assess the degree of historical accuracy In his presentation and to determine Voltaire's attitude towards Peter.

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